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Today's News

  • Softball memorial dedication set

    A barbecue and memorial dedication will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Williston High School softball field adjacent to Williston Elementary School.

    The 2 p.m. memorial event, preceded by a noon barbecue, honors Ann Williams-Planas, who graduated from Williston High School in 1988, played college ball at Nicholls State in Louisiana and pitched for a women's team in professional baseball.

    She was enshrined in the Women in Baseball wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., where she donated her bat, glove and jerseys.

  • Bronson loses in regionals

    JACKSONVILLE -- For the Bronson Eagles, their 64-32 regional quarterfinal loss to Arlington Country Day was like dj vu all over again, except this year it came one round earlier, due to a shakeup in the regions by FHSAA.

    ACD are the three-time defending state champions in 2A, and last year when the Eagles played them in the Sweet 16, the Apaches had four senior McDonald's All-American nominees, including two players bound for University of Kentucky and Webber International University.

  • Williston Police reports

    The Williston Police Department announced the following arrests:

    * Benjamin Joseph Lonic, Jr., 48, of Trenton, was arrested for disorderly intoxication and resisting without violence after an incident in the McDonald's parking lot. Officer Michael Bracaglia arrested him after he ignored orders from the officer and fellow officer Todd Abare to stand still, and according to the officers then reached into his truck bed and picked up an axe.

  • Great Danes found tied to fence

    Three Great Danes were found recently tied to a fence at the Williston Animal Clinic.

    If anyone knows who owns these dogs, they are asked to call officers Wayne Carson or Jackson Williams at the Williston Police Department at 528-4991.

    There were two black dogs and one brown one. One of the black dogs has already found a new home.

  • Sheriff's Corner

    Due to the economy slowing down the Federal Reserve System has met and made two significant rate cuts: three-quarters of percentage point at an emergency meeting followed by a half a point eight days later in 2008. The Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, Ben Bernanke and Treasure Secretary, Henry Paulson is predicting the U.S. will avoid a recession. With the real estate market at a slow down I want to talk about real estate fraud schemes.

  • Choking game isn't fun

    Children Die Playing the "Choking Game"

    For the first time, the federal government has counted the number of youths who have died from the so-called "choking game" and discovered at least 82 deaths.

  • Williams to run for state representative

    Mike Williams, a long-time business owner from Madison, filed with the Florida Elections Commission to become the next State Representative from District 10. Williams has owned retail businesses in Madison and Thomasville, Ga., since 1979 and is involved in many business and community organizations.

  • Country star to sing Saturday in Bronson

    Weather Report for Saturday, Feb. 23: Snow is expected at the Bronson Youth League Park, 220 Picnic St., Bronson. That's right, SNOW!

    Among the many fun and entertaining attractions at the Bark-N-Purr Charity Concert and BBQ Cook-Off will be a kids snow slide provided by the Gainesville Ice Company. What an experience for children who have never seen the real thing!

  • Future of Airport Committee comes up for discussion

    It was item 8B on the city council agenda for it's Feb. 5 meeting: "Vice President Robinson re: abolishment of the Airport Committee." The notation was read on that date and then the item was tabled until the next meeting at councilman Robinson's request.

    Yet the reaction was explosive when the idea was discussed at the Feb. 19 meeting.

  • Byrd to run for County Commission

    The Levy County Commission race in District 5 heated up when Cal Byrd announced recently that he will challenge two-term incumbent Danny Stevens for the Democratic party's nomination for the seat.

    Byrd has served on the Williston City Council for nearly 25 years. He was a charter member of the Airport Committee, which was established nearly 10 years ago to oversee the growth of Williston's airport and industrial park, and he still serves in that capacity. As a councilman he oversees the utilities department and he also sits on the retirement pension board.